No. 1 Family Estate ‘Cuvee No. 1 Rosé’ Methode Traditionnelle NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Nov-2018
Bright, eye-of-the-partridge colour with peach-pink hues and some depth, lighter on the rim, the bubbles fine and moderately persistent. The nose is softly full and gently voluminous with gentle aromas of red berry fruits and red florals, melded with bready-yeasty autolytic interst and complexity. The aromatics unfold in richness, showing a little toastiness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly expressed with a soft and fine core of light red berry fruit and red floral flavours harmoniously melded with bready-yeasty autolysis and a little toasty aldehyde detail. The palate is vibrant, lively and mouthfilling with creamy, frothy effervescence and mousse. The flavours carry to a long, subtle-fruited finish. This is a beautifully rich and elegantly flavoured rosé method traditionnelle with suble red berry and floral flavours and complex autolytic and toasty notes on a rich, creamy palate. Serve with antipasto, tapas and poultry over the next 3 years. Clone 10/5 Pinot Noir fruit from Rapaura soils, fermented to 13.0% alc. and 5.2 g/L dosage, the wine spending at least 2 years on lees. Lot L16321. 18.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $47.00 Bright, light salmon pink colour with a pale edge, this has a fine bead with persistent bubbles. On bouquet, this is soft and full, with fresh, ripe strawberry fruit aromas interwoven with delicate bready autolysis notes, all very evely presented. Dryish to taste, the flavours of strawberries and red florals are harmoniously balanced with subtle yeasty notes, the wine with balance and integration. Moderate acidity, gentle effervescence and the dosage contribute to a soft mouthfeel. A little textural dryness marks the finish. Made from 100% Pinot Noir, 10/5 clone fruit from the Rapaura sub-region in Marlborough, this is 13.8% alc with a dosage of 11 g/L. The wine underwent MLF and spent 10 months on lees in tank before tirage and 20 months on lees in bottle, and was disgorged in September 2011. This is Lot 10011. Serve as an aperitif, match with antipasto or serve with summer fruits over the next 2 years. 17.5+/20 Dec 2011 RRP $44.00 A relatively new ‘pretty' sibling for the ‘Cuvee No. 1', this rosé wine has a soft, light salmon pink colour with a fine beaded bubble. The bouquet is soft, full and even in expression, with beautiful strawberry and soft red fruit aromas allied to subtle yeasty autolysis elements. Dry on palate, this is a pretty and elegant wine with delicate strawberry, cranberry and red floral flavours. The textures are very soft and gentle, allowing the sweet fruit nuances to open out, providing a soft, but rich finish. Ideal for warm weather drinking as an aperitif, and with antipasto. 100% Pinot Noir, clone 10/5, from Rapaura, given limited skin contact and fermented to 12.5% alc., with 5.2 g/L dosage. 9 months on gross lees with 20 months on lees in bottle. This is from Lot 0916. 18.0/20 Jan 2011 RRP $47.00

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